Jan. 11, 2024

WHAT: House Republican Policy Committee Chairman Joshua D. Kail (R-Beaver/Washington), Rep. Parke Wentling (R-Mercer) and other lawmakers will host a hearing titled “Strengthening Our Rural Communities” to discuss innovative ways to draw a stronger workforce to rural areas of Pennsylvania. Recruiting a stronger workforce will have positive economic impacts in the areas of the state that are facing population decline.

WHO: Kail; Wentling; members of the committee; and the following testifiers: Rod Wilt, executive director, Penn-Northwest; Jake Rickert, director of workforce development, Penn-Northwest; Tracy Mantzell, realtor, Re/MAX; Brent Fisher, director of operations, Joy Baking Group; and Mike Walton, CEO, Jamestown Coating Technologies Inc.

WHEN: Wednesday, Jan. 17, at 9 a.m.

WHERE: Penn Northwest Development Corp.
e-Center @ LindenPointe
Workforce Development Training Center
3580 Innovation Way
Hermitage, PA 16148

LIVESTREAM: Barring any technical difficulties, hearing will be streamed online at www.PAGOPPolicy.com.

Media contact: Nancy Nilson, 717-260-6238, nnilson@pahousegop.com